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"Intellectually stimulating work environment, but can be difficult to navigate"

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Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Raleigh, NC
Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Raleigh, NC
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Approves of CEO

Pros

- Smart and dedicated co-workers
- Wide range of options for career progression
- Work-life balance
- Strong senior leadership

Cons

- Compensation possibly below market. Stock options/grants rarely given. Negligible discount in employee stock purchase plan.
- Can be difficult to navigate
- Promotions can be slow -- partially related to the fact that there is a lot of good talent.
- There seems to be a process for everything -- can get in the way of progress
- Constant re-organizations

Advice to Management

Don't be afraid to take calculated risks.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Stop trying to measure every element of the company and let people work..."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Dallas, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunities here for those with skills and motivation. Don´t expect things to be handed to you... you gotta work for it...

    Cons

    red tape... but don´t let it slow you down. just keep pushing when you´re doing the right thing for a customer and your team

    Advice to Management

    stop chasing numbers and truly keep the focus on customer success. reward people when the numbers aren´t good but customer satisfaction is high... the numbers will follow...


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good place for a young person, experienced developers should think twice"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Westford, MA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Westford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Most of the engineers you work worth are over-qualified for the work asked of them. Everyone is polite and professional. Junior software developers will be technically challenged. It looks good on your resume. Great career track for a FEW management-bound people.

    Cons

    Salaries are being reduced thru raises which don't keep up with inflation. Everyone worries about being fired -- everyone is ranked, and bottom 2.5% are whacked every 6 months. Medical and dental benefits are expensive for families. IBM's interpretation of Agile software development methology has turned the place into a sweatshop. Every Band 9 ($120K+) faces a "move up or move out" dilemma.

    Advice to Management

    You're pushing people too hard. You verbally encourage people to take risks, but shoot them when they do so, and then fail. Your focus is too short-term.

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